February 27, 2007

MEDITERRANEAN SAVORY CAKE


Mediterranean Savory cake is my contribution to Meeta of what'sforlunchhoney's Monthly Mingle "Savory Cakes" event this month.Thanks for hosting Meeta.



Here is a wonderful tasting and filled with Mediterranean flavors such as Olives and sun-dried Tomatoes along with others to make it a great savory cake.The basic recipe for this cake is from a cookbook called "Quick Breads" which has sweet as well as savory cakes.I have added my own ingredients to make it Mediterranean.
For Vegetarian Savory cake: just skip all the non-veg additions and add your own vegetables.Without adding the egg,you might get a little dense cake but will taste great.


Mediterranean Savory cake:





You Need:


1 1/2 cups Plain flour,2 tsp baking powder,1/4 tsp salt,2 tbsp oil,1/2 tsp garlic pd,1 tsp Oregano,2 tbsp melted Butter,1 Egg beaten,1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese,2 tbsp Parmesan cheese,3 tbsp Bacon bits,3 tbsp Green Olives chopped,few chili flakes,4 tbsp chopped Sun-dried Tomatoes,1/4 cup milk.For topping: 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese,1/2 tsp Parsley.


How To:

First: Take medium sized loaf pan,line it with parchment paper and spray no-stick oil on top and keep aside.Pre-heat the oven to 375F.



Take all the above ingredients except the topping ingredients in a bowl and mix just until combined.It will be little stiff and sticky.





Add the dough to the loaf pan,press gently to flatten and sprinkle 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and Parsley on top of the dough.Put it in the Oven and bake for approximately 35-40mins or until a knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle.Take out and cool it on the rack.




Note:
In addition to above ingredients,you could add roasted red bell peppers,Jalapenos,1 tsp Poppy seeds etc.Don't add anything watery to make the dough soggy,it won't rise properly if you do.
Do not try to slice when it's warm because you won't be able with ease.Let it rest for few hours before slicing.Taste excellent after 3-4 hrs.


Here it is; baked golden and delicious!





Serve: sliced with little savory cream cheese or on the side with a bowl of warm soup.Enjoy!:))

25 comments:

Seema said...

oh my god Asha...how on the earth do you come up with such unique and beautiful recipes. Loved this one as well

Sushma said...

wow what a lovely entry.....this savoury treat makes my mouth water...

Asha said...

Thanks Seema. I loved this cake.Usually I don't bake savory ones but it turned out great.Make it vegetarian if you like:)

Hi Sushma,great color,isn't it? Even I am impressed by it!:)

USHA said...

Hi Ashaji,

I don't have words to appreciate you.You are really a allrounder...Beautiful mediterranean savory cake....it looks nicely toasted...i just liked it very much.....

Anh said...

Asha, this cake is truly beautiful! I love cheese and savoury cake like this. Yummy!

Linda said...

Hi Asha, you have great timing! I've been looking for something halfway healthy to make for meg's breakfasts, cause she's always eating on the run. I just put a loaf of this in the oven -- I think it will be just the thing. She won't eat olives, so I made it with broccoli and cheese. Can't want to taste it -- smells great! Thanks for the recipe!

Suma Gandlur said...

Asha,
The cake looks so great.Infact, I thought from the first picture, that it was flaky.
By the way, how is it possible for you to participate in all food events? :-)

Jyothsna said...

I'd decided what goes into my savoury cake when I prepare it today, and voila! its on your blog!!!! ;) Nah, I didn't refer any recipe, thought of it myself, just lacked the confidence to go ahead. But now seeing that beautiful colour and texture of your cake, I think I should give my idea a try! Thanks Asha, for this wonderful recipe and most importantly the morale boost!

Menu Today said...

Hi Asha,
Cake looks delicious!!!

Asha said...

Thanks Usha.Tastes great after few hours.Try it!:)

Hi Anh,it was tsaty.This is first savory cake but cheese and Bacon,what's not to like it,right? ;D

You are welcome Linda!:) You know,Trisha had some too after school and loved it.Broccoli sounds great,I will try that next time.

To tell you the truth,I planned to post this next week but accidentally published instead of drafting and realized only when comments started coming in!:D I was supposed to post for Nupur's event and Kalyn's first.I have to hurry thru' 2 more posts by Sat now!!

Asha said...

Suma,I tried to slice when it was still warm!!:D Got to wait for few hrs before you cut.There are hundreds of events going on every week and month but I only participate in few,mostly friends' events.Kids' are always ready to eat,so no problems!;D

You are welcome J!Happy to boost all of your morales.If you enjoy cooking,there should be no holding back.I took a sweet cake recipe and added,turned into a savory one as Meeta suggested!:))

Thanks MT.You can add any vegetable you like to get creative.Hope you try :)

Sumitha said...

Asha how how how??? from where do you get the patience to write such long posts? I am so surprised!Shall i also call you Asha akka?As always i couldnt comment on the foodies hopen blog,so made my way here.The Shivaratri goodies and food look terrific!So does the aloo dishes!I think i need one whole day or more to look at your recipes and note down the ones i am going to make!

Asha said...

Hi Sumitha,yes you can call me akka too!:))
Thanks,I will paste your comment there,don't know why some can't get in there,I tried my best to find the cause but couldn't.
I had a whole month to collect!!Take your time ,it will be there for a week from today and enjoy!;D

Sia's corner said...

what? one more entry???? my god!!!
love ur enthu akka:) will post ur url to amma. u both have many things in common when it comes to cooking:)
loved the colour and presentation. will be little free from today for one month:) so gonna try my hand in baking(ofcourse i will turn off the fire alarm;) i can check all ur recipes in leisure now...yippyyy...

Asha said...

Oh you got more time now!!I thought you are going to busier!! Good for you,enjoy the time,don't spend it all on cooking though.Your mom loves experimenting too!:)) YAY!!
There will be two more posts before Sat!;D

Mishmash ! said...

Asha, how does it taste when u have bacon bits added in a cake...I have never tasted one so far. Btw,cake is very colourful.

Shn

Asha said...

shn,I bought a small bottle of REAL Bacon bits last week(they also have Bacon bits which look and smell but not real ones) and thought I would add them.It tasted great when baked,becomes soft and plump.Try baking with them :)

sunita's world said...

Wow Asha, that does look colourful and very inviting indeed! Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

You are welcome Sunita!:)) Hope you give it a try.Have fun.

mommyof2 said...

yummy, got to try this one:-) thanks:-)

Asha said...

You are welcome G! Have fun baking.

Mahek said...

hi
ASHA REALLY GREAT OF YOU TO COME UP WITH RECIPES SO GOOD!!!!

Asha said...

Thank you Mahek!:))
Hope you give it a try,can add anything available in India,not necessarily Mediterranean.

Meeta said...

golly gosh! that does look delicious. what a fantastic entry. thank you!

Asha said...

You are welcome Meeta. It tasted great too :)
Hope you feeling better now.
Trisha got the virus too, oy!!!